Hugh Jackman brings Broadway to Australia

Hugh Jackman brings Broadway to Australia
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SYDNEY - Hollywood star Hugh Jackman revealed Monday he will return to the stage in a personal show in Australia inspired by his successful Broadway performances.

The Australian, best known for his role of Wolverine in the "X-Men" movies, said "Broadway to Oz" would be an "intimate look at my life, the stuff that I love".

"It's pretty much all about me," the Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner told reporters in Sydney. "You are going to get to know the real me in that show. I will tell you what it's like being in my shoes." The show will be based on his 2011 Broadway show, "Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway" and will map his journey from Australia to Hollywood as well as pay tribute to classic musicals.

"I'm a big lover of movie musicals," Jackman said, naming "Singing in the Rain" as the greatest in that category.

The 46-year-old said it had always been his intention to bring the Broadway show to Australia, saying "the end game for me was being here".

Featuring 150 dancers, musicians, singers and a choir, the show will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in November and December.

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